Articles tagged “skift meetingsiq”

Refreshed Destinations Want to Attract Large Corporate Events

Refreshed Destinations Want to Attract Large Corporate Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Convention centers across the U.S. have worked to refresh and develop their offerings as business has increased in recent years. Now they're looking to attract large corporate events across multiple venues instead of traditional consumer-facing events and conventions.

10 months ago

Event Tech Firms Want to Be Everything to Planners

Event Tech Firms Want to Be Everything to Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's no one-size-fits-all solution for meeting and event planners, so technology companies are offering a variety of different services to meet their needs.

10 months ago

Making Sense of Marriott’s Commission Cut for Meetings

Making Sense of Marriott’s Commission Cut for Meetings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like what happened to travel agents 20 years ago is about to happen to meeting and event planners.

11 months ago

Event Technology Will Be Transformational

Event Technology Will Be Transformational

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Event technology is complicated. But as competing platforms develop the capability to work together, a more flexible future will be possible for planners.

11 months ago

The Next Generation of Event Tech — Meetings Innovation Report

The Next Generation of Event Tech — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Figuring out the best technology tools to improve a meeting is hard. Experimentation, within reason, is one path to creating a more efficient planning process and a more dynamic event experience.

11 months ago

CES and the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

CES and the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

CES keeps getting bigger and bigger, but the importance of face-to-face meetings remains a focus.

11 months ago

Virtual Tech Brings New Challenges — Meetings Innovation Report

Virtual Tech Brings New Challenges — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Virtual and hybrid meetings are growing in popularity, but smart planners need to develop a strategy that integrates live events and digital meetings into a cohesive program.

12 months ago

Travel and Events Are Becoming a Potent Blend — Meetings Innovation Report

Travel and Events Are Becoming a Potent Blend — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Backed by technology and out-of-the-box thinking, integrating travel management and meeting functions is becoming a thing — if territorial impulses don't get in the way.

12 months ago

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Brexit Hasn’t Slowed UK Convention Business — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The UK has weathered the storm since Brexit, becoming a more attractive place to hold meetings and events. Affordable prices, along with growing high-tech and creative industries, are driving the destination into the future.

1 year ago

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Tools Aren’t Always Better — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's still plenty of innovation to come to the meetings industry planning process.

1 year ago

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Accessibility Is More Than Adding Tech Gadgetry — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Accessibility should become an integral part of the planning process for planners and event spaces alike. New technologies alone won't fix these shortcomings.

1 year ago

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Digital Security Comes Into Focus — Meetings Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cybersecurity comes in many forms. Event planners and venues need to do more protect their systems, but attendees can also shield their personal and business information with a little effort.

1 year ago